Fewer Troops in Germany
“For Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld,” The New York Times [RSS] explains, “the reasons for the reshuffling seem clear and compelling: that the purpose of military units is to fight and win the nation’s wars, and they should be stationed in locations that enable the United States to use them most efficiently and with minimal political restrictions.” But critics worry that the plan could “inadvertently lend support to the French contention that Europe must rely on itself for its security.” Just to be clear: That’s the downside.
Heh. I think I could live with that, too.
Update: Steven Taylor has more expansive thoughts on the issue.